David Sherman, MBA 85

Illustrious business strategist

Headshot of David Sherman, MBA 85.David Sherman, 67, an esteemed business strategist and consultant, died Jan. 28 in El Cerrito, Calif.

After Haas, Sherman became a principal at Towers Perrin and led the company’s strategy, operations, and organizational transformation. He then held leadership roles at A.T. Kearney and Blu Skye Consulting before founding Sustainable Value Partners and Cooperative Advantage.

Throughout his career, Sherman advised executives from leading global companies. Paul Rice, MBA 96, CEO of Fair Trade USA, said he’ll remember Sherman for his “brilliant mind, generous spirit, and unwavering belief in the potential of business and people to do good in the world.” Sherman served as co-president of the East Bay Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network, advisory council member of Fair Trade USA, and advisory board co-chair of Aclima Inc.